Preparing students for college means giving them more than a grounding in academics. Time-management skills, an ability to persevere to solve problems, and a sense of personal responsibility are also skills that schools can instill to help students navigate the challenges of higher education.
Too many students think 'STEM is only for the smartest of the smart,' while millions of jobs go unfilled.
While most states have some system that links their high school and college data to track what happens to students once they exit high school, California does not.
Recent reforms are translating into improved performance, says former state schools chief.
The report by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics report calls for an end to tracking, and more practical course offerings.
Mobile science labs, Skype lessons with scientists and robotics workshops are among the offerings at some remote schools.
Educators across the state are hard at work creating a brighter future for all those kids who historically have been underserved.
The technology, combined with supportive teachers, has opened the door to science careers.
Timely financial advice and coaching increases graduation rates for low-income students.
The program would be similar to one offered by the California State University system.
At least 30 high schools now offer classes in data science, one of the state's most in-demand and highest-paying careers.
Failure of districts to update A-G course lists can result in students being denied admission to UC/CSU despite meeting requirements.
California Department of Education says California is a "local control state" and it is responsibility of local school districts to ensure that students meet all local and state graduation requirements
More details and tweaks in wording may not resolve key differences over Every Student Succeeds Act.
High-quality training in the new science standards needs to be a priority for districts in 2018, some leading educators say.
A new report ranks California among the nation's worst in teaching about student loans, credit cards and personal finance.